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The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep


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Sleep impacts our ability to function during the day and overtime this can impact our quality of life and lead to chronic health conditions. The link between poor sleep and weight gain happens because sleep regulates the hormones that tell us when we are hungry and signals when we are full. When our sleep is disrupted, it can cause us to eat more and to crave junk food. 

Getting enough sleep is also important for mental health, a strong immune system and balanced emotions. Sleepiness during the day puts people at higher risk of falling. 

We each need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Waking up during the night is okay, as long as you are able to fall back asleep . The quantity and quality of sleep is what’s important. 

So, how can we improve our sleep?

* Use your bedroom for sleep only. No TV, computers, smart phones. Keep the temperature comfortable

* Have an evening of routine. Stop using technology at a certain time of the night and listen to relaxing music or journal. 

* Limit foods and beverages (i.e., caffeinated drinks and alcohol) after dinner – as those can keep you up longer.

* Be physically active every day and get outside. Exercising in the morning can improve your mood and gives you energy to go all day.

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Winner for the 2022 Best of Wausau Awards – Non-profit Organizations


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We are happy to announce that Faith in Action-Marathon County has been selected as the Winner for the 2022 Best of Wausau Awards in the category of Non-Profit Organization.

We can’t thank our faithful volunteers enough for spending time with our care-receivers and offering quality services.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to our donors. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

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2021 OBT Grant Received


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Otto Bremer Trust awards

Faith in Action of Marathon County

Recently, more than $1.5 million in grants were awarded to organizations in Wisconsin from Otto Bremer Trust (www.ottobremer.org).  Faith in Action of Marathon County (FIAMC) is extremely humbled and blessed to receive funding as a portion of those grants.

The funds received will help our organization connect seniors with volunteers through investments in online technology, as well as, ongoing operating costs, allowing FIAMC to enhance senior services and extend our footprint in North-Central Wisconsin.

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2020 Dedicated to Service Award


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Faith in Action Program Director Ruth Hebbe Earns United Way Dedication to Service Award in 2020


WAUSAU
– Faith in Action of Marathon County (FIAMC) Program Director Ruth Hebbe was recognized by United Way on February 12, 2021, for her dedication to service in 2020. 

“Ruth is a tireless advocate for our area senior residents, and 2020 was no exception,” said FIAMC Board President Eric Steinbach. “Facing an unprecedented year of challenges and restrictions due to COVID-19, Ruth’s eagerness to serve others showed resiliency, a spark for innovation, and a strong passion to continue providing services to those in need in Marathon County.”

United Way presents the Dedication to Service award to a program or executive director at a non-profit for demonstrating outstanding achievement and service to our community. Only one individual receives this award annually.

United Way of Marathon County extends their congratulations to Ruth and said, “This past year, more than ever, Ruth has worked to help bring agencies dedicated to serving seniors, together. She has a cooperative spirit and sees strength in partnerships.”

FIAMC provides area seniors with services such as wellness checks, grocery delivery, transportation for medical appointments, and friendships at no cost.

“I am truly humbled to receive this award,” concluded Hebbe. “All of this would not have been possible without the hard work and support of our volunteers, donors, board members, partnering organizations, and beyond.”

View the full award recognition video of Ruth Hebbe presented by United Way here.

For more information on Faith in Action’s mission, services, and how to get involved, visit faithinactionmarathoncounty.org